It is often said the 222 Remington is so nicely balanced because its a scaled down 30-06 Springfield, but that isn’t accurate. I dont really care for the .223 Rem, thats why I got the .222 Rem, something different! TECHNICAL INFORMATION: The "triple-deuce," as often called, is a superbly accurate cartridge. .222 Remington. 222 REMINGTON. L. to R. are 17 Fireball, 17 Remington, 204 Ruger, 221 Fireball, 222 Remington, 223 Remington. Remington has had an unbridled love affair with the .22 centerfires; I count six cartridges in this caliber that bear the Remington headstamp. Remember that the .223 Remington is a varmint cartridge. But I want more speed. Originally developed for a US military prototype Armalite AR-15 rifle in 1958, the cartridge was not adopted by the military, but was introduced commercially in sporting rifles. The .222 Remington was introduced in the Remington Arms Model 726 bolt action rifle. Not shown are the 222 Rem. The faster .220 Swift and .22-250 Remington provided more reach than the .222 Remington. Yet, the .222 hangs on, with ammunition produced by Hornady, Federal, Remington, Nosler and HSM. Buy a 222 remington online. It, in turn, gave way to the present reigning champ, the 6mm PPC. I got $650 for it. Since then I have had other 222's and have loved them all. 222 remington for sale and auction. What a great cartridge!!! The advantage remains arguable in many situations and benchrest shooters still talk wistfully about the triple deuce..222 is a great caliber to learn hand loading, strive for accuracy, etc. 6PPC has a bit more spit and of course arguably better pure accuracy. Factory rifles often produce groups of one minute of arc (0.3 mrad) or less with no tuning. In a Savage Model 12 Low Profile varmint rifle we reviewed on Guns and Shooting Online, the 60 grain Hornady SP bullet in front of 22.8 grains of IMR 3031 powder delivered top accuracy. The accuracy and flat trajectory of the cartridge resulted in the adoption of the round for varmint and benchrest rifles. This is a maximum load. Mike Walker of Remington designed the .222, and it was introduced in the Remington Model 722 rifle, which he also designed. It doesn't give up a whole lot in velocity compared to the .223, but it does however spank it in the accuracy department. I have two 222's. The .222 Remington held on as the favorite For the purpose of this post, I would like to know using standard factory loads. Winchester brass and Federal 205M primers were used in all the following loads. One in a Remington Model 600 and one in a Browning A Bolt. Beginning in 1950 the .222 Remington was the varmint and small game cartridge by which all others to come later would be judged. Sell your 222 remington for FREE today on GunsAmerica! It effectively floated the barrel and gave me a quick way of testing the rifle for accuracy potential. It's a shame that Remington cheapened them up by cutting the barrels down because they were competing too heavily with the 700s. The MV of this load is given as 3000 fps using Winchester cases and WSR primers. Abbreviated Name: 222 Rem Nickname: triple-deuce . Saw in the Hornady Loading Manual where H335 will push a 40 grainer to 3600fps from 222. Both of them are extremely accurate guns For cheaper grade rifles they can't be beat in any caliber. BR bullets! As said above, for years it was used as the benchmark for accuracy. I am currently shooting H4198 and they do very well. Looking at all the .224 bullets available, it is certainly a buyer’s market and with the .222, a handloader could spend a lifetime getting that just right load for your pet rifle. JBLEDSOE: I have achieved exceptional accuracy in my all stock Remington 40XB-BR 222 Remington Rifle using H 322 powder, Federal brass, Federal 205 M (match) primers and Berger 52 gr. The case was based on a lengthened .222 Remington that offered powder capacity and velocity increases. The .222 seemed just right, and shot extremely well in Remington’s new Model 722 bolt action, becoming one of the major successes of the post-war era. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > Cali Well-Known Member. It wasn’t long before the .222 Remington shouldered aside the previous benchrest darling, the .219 Donald-son Wasp, and reigned supreme, for the most part, until the advent of the next accuracy phenom, the .22 PPC. Nevertheless, the NATO standardization of this cartridge has ensured its long term popularity with hunters and the .223 Remington is now a major selling cartridge. The .222 will give the best accuracy will the lower B.C. Sell it and get a .223 if that is what you want. of muzzle energy (ME). The accuracy and flat trajectory of the cartridge resulted in the adoption of the round for varmint and benchrest rifles. I then tried the Remington ammo. Discussion in 'Sako Short Actions' started by Cali, Aug 23, 2016. Though pillar bedded, it presents glass bedding challenges for the DIY guy.. The following data was developed in a Remington 40XBBR rifle with a 20-inch barrel. The neck on a 223 case, like that of the 300 Winchester Magnum, is right at the ragged edge of being too short. The .222 Remington is a wonderful, accurate and light recoiling round. Remington Arms Company would use the Remington 222 round in the model 722 and the Remington … Zeke The .222 Remington Magnum was a short-lived commercially produced cartridge derived from the .222 Remington. Zero that factory load at 200 yards and the bullet will hit 1.9" high at 100 yards, 1.7" high at 150 yards, 0 at 200 yards, 3.6" low at 250 yards, and 9.7" low at 300 yards. The little 222 Remington gave rise to a significant family of cartridges. Speer H.P. I am shooting 40 gr Blitzkings, very accurately. 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